Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

February 4, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Damage unlikely after 5.7 magnitude earthquake off Vancouver Island

Updated at 1:59 p.m.

 A 5.7 earthquake was recorded just after noon today, about 105 miles west of Ucluelet off the coast of Vancouver Island.

A National Earthquake Information Center spokesman in Golden, Colo., says there was no danger of a tsunami from the shallow quake. It was about 8 miles deep.

Geophysicist Rafael Abreu says he doesn’t expect to see damage with this quake based on its distance from shore and the low intensity at which it was felt.

The quake occurred at 12:05 p.m. and was felt by Washington state residents on Lopez Island, as well as in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C.

Comments | More in General news | Topics: earthquake, tsunami, Vancouver Island

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►